hymnal

[ him-nl ]
/ ˈhɪm nl /

noun

Also called hymn·book [him-boo k] /ˈhɪmˌbʊk/. a book of hymns for use in a religious service.

adjective

of or relating to hymns.

Origin of hymnal

1535–45; (in def 1) < Medieval Latin hymnāle, noun use of neuter of hymnālis (adj.); (in def 2) < Medieval Latin hymnālis; see hymn, -al1, -al2
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British Dictionary definitions for hymn book (1 of 2)

hymn book


noun

a book containing the words and music of hymns

British Dictionary definitions for hymn book (2 of 2)

hymnal

/ (ˈhɪmnəl) /

noun

a book of hymns

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of hymns
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